Headteacher appraisal: a guide for governing boards

This guide has been updated for 2020. Whilst the content covered is as per the 2018 version, the guide is now more concise, with a format that reflects the cyclical nature of the appraisal process.

Download our guide to headteacher appraisal

The guide comprises two parts:

  • Part A – appraisal policy and forming an appraisal panel
  • Part B – monitoring performance, setting objectives and the annual appraisal meeting

This guidance is suitable for governing boards in all types of schools, working with a headteacher, executive leader, principal or chief executive.

This guidance was updated on 13th October to include links to the DfE's updated Headteachers' standards

Learning Link e-learning is available

Our Learning Link module Setting performance objectives for executive leaders demonstrates how effective objectives can be drafted.

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